Platanista gangetica Leebeck 1801 (toothed whale)

Mammalia - Odontoceti - Platanistidae

Alternative combinations: Delphinus gangetica, Delphinus gangeticus, Susu gangetica

Synonyms: Delphinorhynchus gangeticus Lesson 1827, Delphinus rostratus Shaw 1804, Delphinus shawensis Blainville 1817, Platanista indi Blyth 1859, Susu platanista Lesson 1828

Belongs to Platanista according to A. Boersma and N. D. Pyenson 2016

See also Agnarsson and May-Collado 2008, Barnes 2006, Cuvier 1836, Gray 1846, Gray 1850, Gray 1866, Gray 1868, Hershkovitz 1966, Mead and Brownell 2005, Pilleri 1989, Rice 1998, Scheffer and Rice 1963, Trouessart 1898, Trouessart 1904, Turner 1912 and Van Beneden and Gervais 1880

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Platanista gangetica minor

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Type specimens:

  • Platanista gangetica: Its type locality is Hooghly River, which is in a Holocene fluvial horizon in India
  • Delphinorhynchus gangeticus:
  • Delphinus rostratus:
  • Delphinus shawensis:
  • Platanista indi:
  • Susu platanista:

Ecology: aquatic piscivore


• Quaternary of Bangladesh (1 collection), India (2), Pakistan (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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